Phascolarctos cinereus

Organism Details
Common Name koala
Genus Phascolarctos
Species cinereus
Abbreviation P. cinereus
The koala is a native tree-dwelling Australian marsupial that is one of the world’s most charismatic and iconic mammals. Not only is the koala synonymous with ‘Australia’ it is also a powerful international symbol for the preservation and conservation of our natural world.

Wild koalas are currently found in eucalypt forest and woodlands across eastern Australia (Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and southeastern South Australia). Their unique and highly specific diet of eucalyptus (gum) tree leaves, has resulted in koalas being especially vulnerable to habitat loss due to the clearing of native vegetation for agriculture and urban development.

They are also deleteriously impacted by habitat fragmentation which results in small isolated populations that continually lose genetic diversity and are vulnerable to extinction. Koalas are also threatened by predation by wild and domestic dogs, collisions with cars and diseases, particularly Chlamydia and koala retrovirus.

The Australian Federal government lists koala populations in Queensland, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory as ‘Vulnerable’ under national environment law.

Data Type Summary
The following data types are currently present for this organism
Feature Type Count
polypeptide 250,358
mRNA 189,990
cdhit_cluster 78,208
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Feature Name Unique Name Type
bonemarrow_comp11_c0_seq1 bonemarrow_comp11_c0_seq1 mRNA
bonemarrow_comp11_c0_seq4 bonemarrow_comp11_c0_seq4 mRNA
bonemarrow_comp12_c1_seq1_reversed bonemarrow_comp12_c1_seq1_reversed mRNA
bonemarrow_comp12_c1_seq2_reversed bonemarrow_comp12_c1_seq2_reversed mRNA
bonemarrow_either_comp415_c0_seq1_reversed bonemarrow_either_comp415_c0_seq1_reversed mRNA
bonemarrow_either_comp420_c0_seq1 bonemarrow_either_comp420_c0_seq1 mRNA
bonemarrow_either_comp420_c0_seq2 bonemarrow_either_comp420_c0_seq2 mRNA
bonemarrow_v2_3_comp372_c0_seq1_reversed bonemarrow_v2_3_comp372_c0_seq1_reversed mRNA
bonemarrow_v2_3_comp374_c0_seq1 bonemarrow_v2_3_comp374_c0_seq1 mRNA
bonemarrow_v3_comp15_c0_seq1 bonemarrow_v3_comp15_c0_seq1 mRNA
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